Lee Vale spent the first 11 years of his life with his Mother on their floating home, a 43 foot wood trolling vessel named the” Idle Hour” as they fished all the major seafood industries year round through Southeast and Southcentral Alaska. Lee’s mother eventually took him back to her hometown of Yakutat, a small town of 700 people on the outer coast of Alaska north of Glacier Bay.
Lee spent the rest of his youth in Yakutat until graduating from high school and going on to college at University of Alaska Southeast.
Lee’s Tlingit name is L’lot and he comes from the Ganéix Quan clan and he has explored and learned about Alaska as a Paramedic, Backcountry Kayak Ranger, Cultural Expedition Leader, National Park Ranger and Naturalist.
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